The company listed 2.5bn shares at N100 a unit on the Main Board of the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Geregu is the first GenCo to be listed on the NGX Main Board, a segment for well-established companies with demonstrable records of accomplishments.
Investors King reported on Monday that the company planned to list on the stock exchange today.
Geregu entered the Exchange with a market capitalisation of N250 billion and with an international securities identification number (ISIN) – NGGEREGU0000.
Geregu Power, a leading power generation company (GenCo) in Nigeria, was listed under the utilities sector and Electric Power Generation sub-sector of NGX, with the trading symbol, GEREGU.
The listing has now added N250 billion to the liquidity of the Nigerian Exchange Limited and provides more opportunities for wealth creation.
Commenting on the listing, the Chairman, Board of Directors, Mr. Femi Otedola, CON, said “the listing of the company was the actualization of a vision to bring world-class standards in governance sustainability, and business processes to the Company and the Nigerian electricity sector.” He added that “listing on the Main Board of the Exchange will ensure that the long-term growth of the company is assured and its benefits will be passed on to our esteemed shareholders”. Nigerian Exchange Limited continues to evolve in order to remain an attractive destination for issuers, meet the needs of our valued stakeholders and achieve the highest level of competitiveness.
On his part, Chairman, NGX, Mr. Abubakar Mahmood SAN, OON, said, “We are particularly pleased that Geregu Power has joined the prestigious group of companies listed on our Main Board, which will differentiate it as a professionally run power company with high standards, having met NGX’s listing criteria.
“A Main Board listing is a sign of commitment to strong corporate governance, excellence, professionalism, efficiency in service delivery, and providing increased returns to shareholders. It is our expectation that the Geregu Power listing will encourage other power generation and distribution companies to list their shares on the Exchange, thereby opening the sector up to cheaper, long-term capital that will boost infrastructural development and value creation.”
Mr. Temi Popoola, the Chief Executive Officer, NGX, highlighted the significance of the listing to the entire nation.
He said, “Today’s listing is a promising development in the country’s power sector and we are delighted to welcome Geregu Power Plc to the Exchange. Having Geregu listed in our market is proof of NGX’s commitment to building a robust and inclusive market and creating avenues for sustainable investment.
“This listing will enhance liquidity for Geregu, increase its visibility among global investors, elevate its value and boost transparency, as our marketplace is a sterling platform for raising capital and enabling sustainable growth for national development. As a listing platform of choice, we are committed to working with companies at various stages of growth to explore the different opportunities in the capital market to meet their business objectives.”
Nigerian Exchange Returns to Red Zone, Equity Investors Lose N67bn
The Nigerian Exchange plunged back into the red zone on Thursday as equity investors incurred N67 billion in losses.
The downward trend was primarily attributed to widespread sell-offs observed across key sectors, including banking, insurance, and consumer goods.
The All-Share Index closed the trading session with a decline of 0.12 percent to settle at 101,239.10 index points while the market capitalization closed lower at N55.40 trillion.
Despite a brief respite earlier in the week, the market failed to sustain its positive momentum.
Year-to-date returns moderated to 35.39 percent, reflecting the volatile nature of recent trading sessions.
Trading activities remained subdued with a 16.43 percent decrease in traded volume to 252.9 million units.
Similarly, total traded value declined by 24.54 percent to N4.94 billion, accompanied by a 15.83 percent dip in total deals to 7,248.
Market breadth leaned towards negativity, with 22 gainers overshadowed by 28 losers.
The decliners included notable companies like Daar Communications, Wema Bank, and PZ Cussons, which collectively contributed to the bearish sentiment prevalent in the banking, insurance, and consumer goods sectors.
Nigeria’s Equities Market Rebounds, Gains N165 Billion Amid Investor Optimism
Nigeria’s equities market rebounded on Wednesday as gained N165 billion in value amid renewed optimism and strategic re-entry into undervalued stocks.
The recent downturn which plagued the market earlier in the week saw investors holding back amidst uncertainties surrounding fixed-income securities’ interest rates.
However, Wednesday’s rebound reflected a shift in sentiment as investors identified opportunities for lucrative returns in value stocks.
Key players such as BUA Cement and FBN Holdings spearheaded the market’s upward trajectory with notable gains observed across various sectors.
BUA Cement surged by 4.93% from N142.95 to N150 per share while FBN Holdings gained by 9.96% from N26.10 to N28.70 per share.
Despite these gains, Okomu Oil Palm experienced a decline with its share price dropping from N270 to N243, representing a 10% decrease.
The market’s positive performance defied earlier projections of a prolonged bearish trend. Analysts had anticipated a continuation of the subdued market activity due to prevailing uncertainties in the fixed-income segment.
Wednesday’s trading session saw increased activity, with investors exchanging 302,739,517 shares valued at N6.552 billion across 8,611 deals.
Active trading was observed in stocks such as FBN Holdings, Japaul Gold, Transcorp, Veritas, and GTCO.
The surge in the equities market reflects investors’ resilience and their confidence in the long-term prospects of Nigeria’s economy.
It also underscores the dynamic nature of the market, where strategic investments and timely interventions can yield substantial gains even in challenging times.
Honeywell Flour Mills, BUA Cement Lead Losers as Nigerian Market Dips N730bn
The Nigerian equity market continued its downward spiral as Honeywell Flour Mills and BUA Cement emerged as the top losers.
The All-Share Index (ASI) declined by 1.30 percent to settle at 101,060.67 points while the market capitalization plummeted to N55.298 trillion, representing a decline of N730 billion in just two consecutive trading days.
The bearish trend which commenced on Monday persisted as investors grappled with mounting concerns over economic uncertainties and global market dynamics.
Honeywell Flour Mills led losers with a 10 percent decline to close at N3.60 per share. Followed closely by BUA Cement’s 9.98 percent of its share value to settle at N142.95.
PZ Cussons also experienced a notable dip, posting a 9.75 percent loss to close at N27.30 per share.
The persisting sell-offs predominantly affected medium to penny stocks, with only eight equities managing to record gains amidst 43 losses.
Market analysts attributed the performance to a combination of factors, including ongoing global economic uncertainties, currency devaluation concerns, and profit-taking activities by investors.
The decline in trading activity was evident as the total volume and value of trades witnessed significant declines, reflecting a cautious approach by investors amid the prevailing market turbulence.
Despite the challenges, industry experts urge investors to remain vigilant and adopt prudent investment strategies to navigate the unpredictable market terrain, emphasizing the importance of diversification and long-term investment perspectives in mitigating risks and preserving capital in volatile market conditions.
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